CBS has set another piece in its midseason schedule, announcing a February 8 premiere for new reality competition series The Job, which is getting the Friday 8 PM slot. CBS was expected to slot the series produced by Michael Davies and Mark Burnett in the Friday 8 PM hour when the network earlier this month opted to keep Undercover Boss in the slot for the entire season. The Job will now help fill up the time period with originals, subbing for Undercover Boss, which will return to the schedule April 19. What is more interesting is that CBS will use the unproven The Job as a lead-in for the crucial first six airings on Friday of midseason drama Golden Boy, which will debut in its regular Friday 9 PM slot March 8 following two previews in the Tuesday 10 PM hour.
The Job gives candidates from around the country a chance to win positions at top companies. Hosted by Lisa Ling, each episode will feature five candidates participating in several rounds of elimination challenges before a panel of executives as they compete for their dream job. In addition to the episode’s featured company, representatives from three guest companies from related industries will have the opportunity to make an on-the-spot offer to one of the candidates, who must decide if they will accept the offer or remain in the running for the featured job. (more…)